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October 6, 2015
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Tips to Stay Warm and Beat Winter Blues

Give Your Mood a Lift Chances are you know someone whose mood is affected by the shorter days of winter. Perhaps yourself or a member of your household has bouts of the winter blues.  It’s a condition in which people who are otherwise healthy and happy throughout the year experience […]

September 7, 2015
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Melrose Water Main Flushing What You Need To Know

Melrose Biennial Flushing Begins Sept 8 Melrose residents should be aware the city will begin flushing water mains on September 8. The project is expected to run through October. It is done every other year for the purpose of flushing out sediment that collects in water mains. It also provides […]

January 1, 2015
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What’s Clogging Your Shower Drain?

If your tub or shower has a difficult time draining, you’ve probably got a serious clog down there. These clogs tend to build up over time, but you may not notice water backing up until the problem is very serious. While your tub may drain slowly, or you may see […]

December 1, 2014
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Common Plumbing Questions

Plumbing emergencies generally arise at a time when waiting for a plumber just isn’t in the cards. A plumbing problem is never welcomed, due to the reliance on so many appliances, but the heart ache can be mitigated through knowledge and preparedness. Some problems will be severe enough to warrant […]

November 15, 2014
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Saving Money with Your Thermostat

Thermostats are probably the most essential component in our homes, especially during those winter months. It’s tempting to crank up the heat to make our homes comfortable, but that would result in an extremely high gas bill each month. In order to keep your home comfortable, while making your heating […]

November 1, 2014
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Winter Plumbing Tips

Winter is a beautiful and serene season experienced in many continents around the world. There is something magical about witnessing the seasons and the power that comes along with them. One inevitable feature that comes along with winter, in many countries, is extreme temperatures. These cold spells may last for […]

October 14, 2014
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Leak Detection Tips

When you think of water conservation, you probably immediately think of the most obvious ways to conserve. For example, you may consider taking shorter showers, watering your lawn less often, washing dishes by hand, or only washing clothes only when you have a full load. These are all excellent ways […]

October 1, 2014
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Home Energy System Upgrades That Save You Money.

Gearing up for the changing seasons often means making updates to your home energy systems, which is especially important if you haven’t maintained, repaired, or updated old systems in a long time.  While it can be a bit time consuming and may require a small initial investment, making updates to […]

September 1, 2014
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Choosing the Right Air Conditioner for Your Home

Choosing an air conditioner for your home is a very important choice. You want something that can effective cool your entire home in the hot summer months, without spiking your power bill. The right air conditioner for you and your home will depend on a number of different factors, including […]

August 25, 2014
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Boiler Buying Guide

If it’s time to update your heating system, you may want to consider a boiler. While boilers are expensive to purchase upfront, they will save you a lot of money in the long run on monthly utility costs. Additionally, they are easy to control, don’t push allergens around the house […]

Reduce heating costs by as much as 3 percent for each degree your thermostat is lowered    Clean and/or replace furnace filters regularly during the heating season    Clean warm-air registers, radiators, and baseboard heaters as needed    Bleed hot water radiators once or twice a season to eliminate trapped air    Open draperies and shades on south-facing windows during the day, close at night    Turn off kitchen and bath exhaust fans within 20 minutes of use    Please like our page on Facebook to get helpful tips all year long    Keep warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators clear of carpeting, furniture, or drapes    Place heat-resistant radiator reflectors between exterior walls and the radiators    For long term energy savings consider upgrading to high efficiency equipment    Set your thermostat to the desired temperature. Jacking it up will only cause your furnace to run longer    Stop fireplace draft using a chimney balloon    For more money saving and home comfort tips please like us on Facebook.         Massachusetts places first in U.S. for energy efficiency in 2015. That's five years in a row